Losing a loved one is an emotional time for the entire family.
Within the first 24 to 48 hours of your loss, there are as many as 125 decisions to make when planning funeral and burial arrangements.
Some funeral homes offer the ability to purchase items on-site like bereavement gifts, flowers, urns, caskets and much more through their trusted vendors. At Busch, we call ours a remembrance center. To prevent added stressed during an already emotional time, choose a funeral home with an on-site remembrance center to serve as your one-stop-shop in the planning process.
With extensive product offerings and services, choosing a funeral home with an on-site remembrance center can simplify and provide clarity in the planning process. Read on to learn more.
1. Access to Service Personalization Choices
A funeral or memorial service should be a celebration of life. A funeral home that offers an on-site remembrance center gives your family the chance to browse and select the personalization items you’d like to honor your loved one. This eases the purchasing process, so you don’t have to worry about going from store or store, or researching products online because all necessary items are on-site for you to see and touch.
A funeral home with an on-site remembrance center provides families with an opportunity to choose from a variety of service personalization options. Several options include, but are not limited to:
- Bereavement and sympathy gifts.
- Display of cherished belongings.
- Literature, cards and stationary.
- Memorial candles.
- Multimedia tribute.
- Photo collage presentation.
- Unique requests.
By shopping for these items at a remembrance center, as opposed to online or in a catalog, you can ensure the products are of high quality and value. Thus, you can rest assured knowing the selected provider will conduct a personalized tribute that honors your beliefs and the legacy of your loved one.
2. On-Site Guidance for Memorial Options
Whether you choose burial or cremation for your loved one, keep in mind that your family will need to go through a process to select the items associated with each option.
With an on-site remembrance center, a funeral home staff member will walk you through the options associated with burial and cremation to make sure no question goes unanswered. And, before you make a decision, you can browse the extensive line of products offered in a comfortable, quiet setting, including:
- Decorative cremation urns.
- Garden urns that can be placed in a favorite location and relocated if you move.
- Items for pet memorials.
- Keepsake jewelry such as glass, thumbprints and necklaces that hold cremains.
- Steel and hardwood caskets, burial containers and vaults.
- Unique veteran memorial offerings.
When you select a funeral home with an on-site remembrance center, you can get a feel for the quality of products and ensure that you’re not missing any items recommended or required for cremation or burial.
3. Stay Within Your Budget
Families that choose to plan a cremation or burial without the help of a funeral home may find that they underestimate the final expense. While it may seem like handling the details on your own will save money, the fact is that everything can add up quickly — and without full transparency. On top of additional costs, families are also hit with the added stress from managing final arrangement details in addition to their loss.
With an on-site remembrance center, all fees are charged under one bill with a clear price. From caskets, burial containers and vaults to music, cards and stationary, everything is accounted for on one, easy-to-navigate bill. That way, once all items are selected, there are no hidden fees.
No matter what final wishes your family has selected, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services offers a comprehensive line of products designed to honor your loved one, fulfill final wishes and meet your budget. Click below to watch a video tour of our remembrance centers.
Our remembrance centers are located at several of our facilities, including Avon Lake, Elyria, Fairview Park and Parma. Stop by to browse our extensive product offerings in a designated, quiet area, or contact us for more information.